According to several sources, the Tudor House Hotel is a hive of paranormal activity. The restless spirit of a maid who hung herself is said to wander from room to room, making beds and plumping pillows. A spectral black Labrador has been seen bounding up and down the central staircase. The ghost of a little boy with a drum has been responsible for disturbing guests in the darkest hours of the night with incessantly loud and unexpected drumming. Needless to say none of the aforementioned was encountered during our visit, which was on the whole quite peaceful.
Having been allocated a first-floor room, directly above the hotel bar, we were concerned that our peaceful night may be disrupted by noise until the late hours. However, we were not disturbed one bit. We were equally concerned that the spotlights pointing at the hotel sign directly outside of our windows would keep us awake, but the curtains were appropriately thick enough to deal with any potential light pollution. The room in itself was spacious and took great benefit from a high ceiling. The bed was of a generous size and was one of the most comfortable we have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in. The inclusion of a sofa in our room was appreciated. Overall the bedroom and bathroom were clean and tidy. The only downsides were that we found our room to be terribly hot and the carpet had clearly seen better days.
Throughout our stay we found the level of service to be exemplary and we were very grateful of a warm welcome after spending several hours in rush hour traffic. We felt as though we were engaged with on a personal level. The hotel itself is full of character, with wood-panneled walls, the occasional suit of armour and a subtle amount of antique decor. It is often a shame when a building hundreds of years old is stripped out and the interior is remodelled after the check-in lounge of an international airport.
For those who do not enjoy having to spring from their slumber at the crack of dawn to attend a hotel breakfast sitting, the Tudor House benefits from a period running from 08:00 to 10:00 on a weekend. The range of options presented a noticeable difference from the usual options. My girlfriend enjoyed the continental selection (fresh croissant, cheese, ham) and my eggs benedict was just the ticket prior to a leisurely stroll around Tewkesbury town centre.
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